Thursday, August 2, 2012

News+Happenings: August 2, 2012

Highlights include:
  • Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, many familiar faces from shows gone by and upcoming!
  • Nonesuch Records announced the release of Brad Mehldau Trio's companion disc to this past spring's Ode, titled Where Do You Start. Album out on September 18th.
  • TUNE IN: NPR Music will be webcasting the Newport Jazz Festival in its entirety over the weekend.
  • Art Imitates Life, And Vice Versa in the world of trumpeter and bandleader Christian Scott.
  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis set from Marciac is now available for your viewing pleasure.
  • Love 'em or hate 'em, jazz upstarts BADBADNOTGOOD's album BBNG2 topped LA Weekly's "The Five Most Overlooked Albums of 2012 So Far".
  • According to WIRED Magazine, the cosmic sounds of Meklit Hadero's CopperWire project are coming to mobile app near you.

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